Winter solstice ancient and recent celebrations, from druids to native americans other winter solstice web sites sponsored link this is a contination of a previous essay. Winter pagan stonehenge solstice yule why thousands of pagans gather at stonehenge for the winter solstice conversations first-person essays, features, interviews and q&as about life today. Posted on december 16, 2013 by ladyoftheabyss posted in articles, daily posts, the sabbats tagged christmas tree, deer, god, goddess, holidays, race and ethnicity in the united states census, winter, winter solstice, yule, yule log. Yule is the name of the old winter solstice festivals in scandinavia and other parts of northern europe, such as germany the yule log was originally an entire tree, that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony.
Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring - winter solstice introduction it is caused by the axis of the earth in the respective hemisphere being oriented away from the sun different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on. Music for the winter solstice author: peg aloi be it christmas or yule, less commercial and more meaningful the essay on this page contains the writings and. The celebration of yule, winter solstice and christmas we will assume that the reader lives in the northern hemisphere for the rest of this essay.
Yule, on december 21, is the great occasion, the winter solstice, on which the sun ceases its decline and gladly begins to rise again it's the shortest day of the year, when the northern hemisphere is tilted farthest from the sun and the sun's arc has reached its nadir, appearing very low in northern lands. 13 ways to celebrate yuletide by selena fox create a pagan winter solstice framework for the entire holidays season - understand that christmas eve and christmas, new year's eve and new year's day have their origins in winter solstice celebrations of a variety of pagan cultures through the ages. This essay was originally written as part of an assignment for a class at ocean seminary college it was revised into an article for the winter solstice edition of the oracle, the online magazine of global goddess and published there on dec 18.
In ancient times the winter solstice was a great festival celebration of rebirth hugh nibley wrote a little essay about it, called the christmas quest — this was the great year-rite, the celebration of the creation of the world and the dramatization of a plan for overcoming the bondage of death. Yule craft projects for the winter solstice list litha prayers list make your own yule ornaments article deities of the winter solstice list ten christmas. Holidays & sabbats winter solstice / yule - many wiccan based sects favor a plethora of sources on winter solstice holidays to recreate a type of yule holiday.
In the northern hemisphere, the december solstice is the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year the moon before yule, oak moon, and wolf moon. Celebrating the winter solstice was a way to encourage the sun to reverse its course, remember its gift to mankind and slowly become kinder and more plentiful to the earth until spring. Scientific essay - free download as word doc (doc), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free it reaches its farthest point in summer solstice.
Yule is the celebration of the return of the sun it is the time of the winter solstice, when the nights are at their longest after the moment of the s. Yule | article about yule by the free dictionary they believe that the northerners must have waited anxiously for the winter solstice and the lengthening of days. For the winter solstice, it was a tradition to keep an entire yule log, which was often the trunk of a tree, burning for 12 hours if this fire did not go out, explains dr leonard perry at new. The pagan holiday known as yule falls on dec 21, the day of the winter solstice.
The winter solstice is a beautiful time of year while it often gets skipped right over with the rush of the other holidays, it's a time of transition that we can honor in small ways even if all we do is express gratitude for what we have and look back over the lessons we've learned in the past season or year, it's enough. Solstice celebrations with jesus, buddha & anger-free news - ep 148 december 25, 2017 robert thurman from the ancient pagan tradition of ritual bonfires to the broadcast of yule logs on television every culture marks the winter solstice in diverse way. Home / how-tos & tutorials / winter solstice: our ancestors' customs and observed in scandinavia at the time of the winter solstice yule is also known as alban.